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Inventory of the Samuel B. Akins Papers
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  • Publication Rights

  • Creator: Akins, Samuel B.
    Title: Samuel B. Akins Papers
    Date (inclusive): 1949-1990
    Extent: 0.4 linear feet
    Abstract: Samuel B. Akins served as an Extension agent for the Agricultural Experiment Station in Shafter, California. After his retirement, Akins bought a farm in Strathmore, California, and continued to work on cotton improvements and water conservation. The collection contains correspondence and printed materials, as well as photograph and slides relating to cotton farming and legislation.
    Physical location: Researchers should contact Special Collections to request collections, as many are stored offsite.
    Repository: University of California, Davis. General Library. Dept. of Special Collections.
    Davis, California 95616-5292
    Collection number: D-314
    Language of Material: Collection materials in English.

    Biography

    Samuel Bernice Akins was born on August 5, 1908 in Voss, Texas. Akins served as an extension agent for the Agricultural Experiment Station in Shafter, California. He also worked with the Farm Program Development and Analysis program in Washington, D.C. and helped the Roosevelt Administration set up cotton programs for the New Deal. After his retirement from the USDA in 1950, Akins bought a farm in Strathmore, California, and continued to work on cotton improvements and water conservation.
    Akins passed away on February 8, 1990.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains correspondence and printed materials, as well as photograph and slides relating to cotton farming and legislation.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    Akins, Samuel B.--Archives
    Cotton--Research

    Access

    Collection is open for research.

    Processing Information

    Sara Gunasekara processed this collection and created and encoded this finding aid with assistance from student employee Michelle Xie.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Edna Akins in 1990.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Samuel B. Akins Papers, D-314, Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright is protected by the copyright law, chapter 17, of the U.S. Code. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections, General Library, University of California, Davis as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.